Morior Invictus organization banned from ESEA after stream exclusivity controversy
Brett "few" Sheffield, the Product Manager of ESEA, announced the ban on Twitter:
The situation began to unfold when player/coach/streamer Roy "StrongLegs" Ahad tweeted that an organization had threatened him to not stream their MDL matches. He did not mention the organization by name, but others quickly came forward and identified Morior Invictus as the culprit. At least three other streamers (Mitch "MagicHelmet" Langford, Matt "Insomniuhh" Cota, and Chase "Charybdis" Waiyanet) came forward to allege they had received similar actions.
When reached for comment by Dust2.us, StrongLegs confirmed that Justin "PZLA" Hutto, owner of Morior Invictus, had reached out to him on at least two occasions to ask Ahad not to stream his team's matches, due to paying casting service CSGM to stream them. Hutto claimed he had sent a cease and desist letter to Swedish streaming service Znipe, and intimated that he was buying exclusive rights from ESEA. After the ban, Hutto issued a (now deleted) apology from the Morior Invictus Twitter account.
The situation became further inflamed when "Izan", the owner of CSGM, became involved, at one point telling Sheffield he was "out of the loop" of his companies operations. Izan's personal Twitter account has since been deleted, and he issued an apology from the CSGM account.
Regrettably, as an end result to all of this, the players of Morior Invictus' ESEA MDL team are now left without an organization. Their roster is as follows:
- Alex "lanhero" Suarez
- Danny "huyhn" Huynh
- Gabe "Spongey" Greiner
- Danny "tropiiical" Elshani
- Michael "orbit" Faulkner
Anyone interested in sponsoring the team, who currently are 6-6, can contact team captain Suarez at [email protected].